Some Cautionary Tales

Shredder Scissors

Daily Diary for March This column originally was published in the March 2014 edition of The Columnist, the members’ newsletter of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. By Ben Pollock Director of Media National Society of Newspaper Columnists I want…

Short Takes, A Tall Order

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President’s Message This column originally was published in the March 2014 edition of The Columnist, the members’ newsletter of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. By Eric Heyl President National Society of Newspaper Columnists ITEM! When facing a tight deadline…

Joel Brinkley, 1952-2014

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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Joel Brinkley — a member of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists and serving on its board as scholarship chair — died Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at a Washington hospital. He was suffering from previously undiagnosed leukemia.…

Go BIG — Be a Chicken

Chicken and Dallas Morning News columnist James Ragland

you, the columnist This column originally was published in the March 2014 edition of The Columnist, the members’ newsletter of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. By Dave Lieber Columnist, The Dallas Morning News I keep tellin’ my columnist friends:…

Tips on Contest Entries

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This column originally was published in the March 2014 edition of The Columnist, the members’ newsletter of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. By Bill Ervolino Contest Chair National Society of Newspaper Columnists Contest deadlines are looming — and NSNC’s has…

In the March Issue

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Attention, members of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, have we got a newsletter for you! The February 2014 edition of The Columnist features: “Tips on Contest Entries.” NSNC Contest Chair Bill Ervolino uses his own experience in sharing what…